Women's health conference features former Surgeon General
M. Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General, will be the featured speaker at a conference on Women, Health, and Diversity on Thursday, April 22. The conference will take place from 3:30-8 p.m., at the Artists Collective in Hartford. Call (860) 486-4905 or (800) 622-9905 to register.

Buy used books at the University Libraries' book sale
In celebration of the Year of Reading, University Libraries will hold a two-day sale of used books that have been donated to the Libraries' book sale program. The sale will be held Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the outdoor plaza between Homer Babbidge Library and the Dodd Center. The books will cost 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardcovers. During the last three hours of the sale on Thursday, a bag of books will cost $1.

Proceeds will benefit the Libraries' collections.

AAUP awards celebration scheduled for April 28
The UConn chapter of the American Association of University Professors invites members of the University community to attend the presentation of the AAUP Excellence Awards for Teaching and Research on Wednesday, April 28, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 310 of the State Capitol building in Hartford. The awards are intended to promote the faculty's continued commitment to teaching and scholarship. Recipients of the 1999 awards are:

Teaching Promise Ralph McNeal, Sociology; Michelle Williams, Psychology
Teaching Mentorship Kenneth Neubeck, Sociology
Research Excellence Joseph Budnick, Physics; Manuel Lerman, Mathematics
Service - UConn David Jordan, Electrical & Systems Engineering
Service - Community Gerald Sazama, Economics
Those interested in attending the ceremony should RSVP to the AAUP office by April 23 by calling (860) 487-0450.

Leading environmentalist to deliver Earth Day lecture
On Thursday, April 22, Earth Day, prominent environmentalist Fred Krupp will deliver the Edwin Way Teale Lecture on Nature and the Environment and the Geib Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Engineering. The lecture, "Environmentalism in the 21st Century: New Ways to Get Results," will take place at

8 p.m. in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Krupp is executive director of the Environmental Defense Fund, a leading environmental organization that links science, economics and law to create innovative, economically viable solutions to environmental problems.